Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amazon HQ2 / 2 * 2 + 1

Amazon’s HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won | WIRED

Amazon announces NYC and Northern Virginia as HQ2 winners - CNET

"...Amazon picked not one, but two locations for its HQ2 project.
.... selected Long Island City in New York City's Queens borough and National Landing (a new name for the Crystal City neighborhood) in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, DC. The picks, which were already widely anticipated for the past week, are expected to each land 25,0000 well-paid jobs.

Amazon also said it has selected Nashville to host a new 5,000-person "center of excellence" for its operations business, which handles customer fulfillment, transportation, supply chain and other activities. It plans to start hiring at all three locations next year.
New York is offering Amazon $1.525 billion in incentives, and Virginia $573 million, pegged to the company's proposal to create 25,000 jobs at each location. Tennessee is offering up to $102 million for 5,000 jobs. As part of these agreements, the positions in all three cities will need to have an average wage of $150,000, Amazon said."

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